Group dynamics key to avoiding tragedy of the commons

Interesting report on an article suggesting that the tragedy of the commons may be avoidable more easily at smaller scales. Obvious but interesting, this suggests to me that the principle of parcellation that helps drive differentiation in evolution has some ubiquitous underpinnings – it works in much the same way whether you consider competition or cooperation.

Address of the bookmark: http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/06/group-dynamics-key-to-avoiding-tragedy-of-the-commons.ars?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+arstechnica%2Findex+%28Ars+Technica+-+Featured+Content%29

I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology and teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems, of which I am the Chair. I am married, with two grown-up children, and live in beautiful Vancouver.

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